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Microsoft Word 2003/2004

The Forms Toolbar

Word forms offer an easy way to gather information because they allow you to capture information either electronically or in print. This document gives basic information about the Forms toolbar and its capabilities.

return to topDisplaying/Hiding the Forms Toolbar

As you work with Word to create a form, you will be applying basic Word skills and working frequently with the Forms toolbar.

Displaying the Forms Toolbar

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars »Forms
    The Forms toolbar appears.
    Windows:
    Forms Toolbar in Windows
    Macintosh:
    Forms toolbar in Macintosh

Hiding the Forms Toolbar

  1. Windows: In the upper right corner of the toolbar, click the X
    Macintosh: In the upper left corner of the toolbar, click the circle

return to topToolbar Buttons

The Forms toolbar displays buttons you will use frequently as you create your form.

Button Name Description
Text Form Field button Text Form Field Adds a text box field
Check Box Form Field button Check Box Form Field Adds a check box field
Drop-Down Form Field button Drop-Down Form Field Adds a drop-down field
Form Field Options button Form Field Option button in Macintosh Form Field Options Accesses the Form Field Options dialog box
Draw Table button Draw Table Draws a table at the insertion point
Insert Table button Insert Table Inserts a table at the insertion point
Insert Frame button Insert Frame Inserts a frame
Form Field Shading button Form Field Shading Turns form field shading on/off
Reset Form Fields button Windows only: Reset Form Fields Clears and reset all form fields
Protect Form button Protect Form Turns form protection on/off
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